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Mr. Fish, also known as Dwayne Booth, is a cartoonist who primarily creates for Truthdig.com and Harpers.com. Mr. Fish’s work has also appeared nationally in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC.com...

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Draw Your Weapon!


“The Realist Cartoons” confirms humor as an essential tool for escaping the notion that our leaders are wise and benign stewards of justice.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017

Through a Looking Glass, Darkly


In the interest of forcing our collective faces back to the instructive commentary offered by the deep, dark, truthful mirror, I present this cartoon as a battle cry, calling to action the hearts and minds of better men and women poised and ready to fight peaceably for a kinder and more tolerant future.

Posted on Nov 16, 2016

Wrest in Peace, Charlie


It might be true that in the beginning was the Word, but before that was the Drawing.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

Caricature Assassination


Exercising one’s artistic prerogative to create a drawing that is critical or demeaning of an established religion or political ideology should in no way be construed to equate with kicking a hornet’s nest, which it has been, over and over and over again.

Posted on Jan 7, 2015

Chain Linked


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On Feb. 25 the Santa Monica City Council votes on whether Paul Conrad’s peace sculpture should be knocked over and replaced with retail development. Because nothing says we should work to prevent nuclear self-annihilation like a Tommy Bahama, a food court and a lighted fountain full of pennies tossed by shoppers wishing for world peace with their eyes closed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014

Notion Building


Mr. Fish

For those who love pointless games of aggression, rocks will always beat scissors. And the reason why that will never change is because logic has nothing to do with arguing for or against the rules of a game.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012

Drawing Conclusions: The Editorial Cartoon


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For reasons that may have to do only with the perfunctory indifference that comes with incuriosity, there has never been a precise understanding by the dominant culture of what an editorial cartoonist is. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2012

Mr. Fish in Conversation With Paul Krassner: The Politics of Being a Smartass


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Paul Krassner, the editor of what writer Terry Southern said was “the first American publication to really tell the truth,” has been called the father of the underground press. He has also been called a lousy motherfucker by his establishment detractors.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012

Being Gay


Mr. Fish

Being gay was an expression of nonconformity that had less to do with an urge to proclaim my affection for one type of sex over another than a desire to lodge a formal protest against convention.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012

Graham Nash Still Really Gives a S#!*


Mr. Fish

The first time Graham Nash made me want to talk back to grown-ups was in the summer of 1977. 

Posted on Aug 5, 2012

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